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28 September 2013
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Flowers and Plants

All About Acorns (Part 2)

As you’re getting your lawn in shape, if you have oak trees in the yard, then they’re dulling your blades from chopping through acorns. Did you know: Acorns are in fact the seeds of the oak trees and therefore only come from the female trees. It’s extremely difficult to grow an oak from an acorn […]


26 September 2013
Category:
Flowers and Plants

All About Acorns for Kids

How do you keep kids engaged in outdoor activities around the yard or on nature walks? Always have some fun facts and tricks at the ready! Fun facts and even a magic trick for kids: There are 25 types of acorns in Connecticut. Each one is unique to the type of oak trees that it […]


1 August 2013
Category:
Flowers and Plants

What Do Poison Ivy & Orchids Have in Common?

How do you get kids interested in outdoors? Keep nifty facts up your sleeve for days you are outdoors or hiking. What do Poison Ivy & Orchids have in common? They are both epiphytes. What’s an epiphyte? Epiphyte is the Greek word for ‘epi’ meaning ‘upon’ and ‘phyton’ meaning ‘plant’. They are plants which grow on […]


23 June 2013
Category:
Lawn Care

The Danger of Mulch Fires

“Only you can prevent forest fires”…if you’re a child of the 70s or 80s you’ve heard this a million times from Smokey the Bear, but what about mulch fires? Mulch fires begin due to dry days, lack of water and spontaneous combustion. As the mulch is laying on your landscaped area with the sun beating down […]


20 June 2013
Category:
Flowers and Plants

All About Oregano

Do you call it Oregano? Or Wild Marjoram? Either way, we’re talking about the plant most often used in Italian cuisine! All about Oregano: Make room in your gardens or grow it in a pot, oregano doesn’t mind. Ideally it would love to have full sun, but partial sun is fine too. Oregano is a perennial meaning […]

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